River Tiber- When The Time Is Right- This Toronto based artist has been sampled by fellow Canadian hot-shot, Drake, but you would never guess it by the slow, trippy sounds in his newly released EP. He showcases high tone vocals complemented by low computer created melodies. This song (and the EP of the same name ) would be perfect for sitting at a bonfire or doing something creative.
Suggestion by Emily Swinsick.
Lana Del Rey- Salvatore- This new song off Del Rey’s new album Honeymoon, is a slow, melancholy fragment of a moment. It showcases Lana Del Rey’s beautifully sad voice and talent for creating atmosphere and story out of simple instrumentation and evocative lyrics. The track is nearly abstract in its lyricism, the chorus nothing more than nonsense noise and single phrases. But by the end of the song, the phrases begin to make sense and tell a story.
Suggestion by K. Hules.
Deafheaven- Come Back- This Deafheaven track is ugly and beautiful all at once. It goes from atmospheric to chaotic but flows naturally without schizophrenic transitions that might be jarring to the listener. The roller coaster of this nine minute song is reminiscent of love songs and relationships in general. “Come Back” is off of Deafheaven’s upcoming album New Bermuda, which is set to be released October 2nd.
Suggestion by Dal Basi.
The Libertines- Heart of the Matter-The new Libertines album, Anthems for Doomed Youth was released on September 11th. “Heart of the Matter” is a perfect example of catchy Britrock, weaving together elements of The Clash, The Smiths, and Madness. It is reminiscent of the days when American teenagers waited breathlessly for the latest record from across the pond. The rock n’ roll romanticism of this band’s sound and lyrics is great for nostalgia and dancing.
Suggestion by Dal Basi.
Parasomnia- Angels & Airwaves- This mostly instrumental track is off of Angels & Airwaves new EP …Of Nightmares. The whole release seems to be gearing up for Halloween, and this song especially sets the mood with its subtly eerie instrumentation and one verse of nightmarish lyrics. ‘Parasomnia’ tiptoes the line between horror film soundtrack and Brothers Grimm lullaby. This haunting little number is best listened to through headphones.
Suggestion by K. Hules
Edited and Compiled by K. Hules.